The most efficient way to boost the date score is to fulfill both Sims' wants while developing a romantic relationship between the two Sims.On the other hand, the score will go down if a Sim's fears are fulfilled or dating disasters occur.When they arrive, the date will be over, and the situation will be one Sim visiting another.One Sim can ask another to go to Vacation Island or Old Town.However, if things go really well, the "Invite Home" interaction will appear.If it's chosen and accepted, the controllable Sim will call a taxicab, and both Sims will get in and go to that Sim's house.
As a date begins, the timer immediately appears with the initial time of 3 Sim hours.
The date cannot be invited home, and the player can end the date by sending the controllable Sim back home.
At least in Old Town, the player can also end the date by having the controllable Sim say goodbye.
The time increases every time the score reaches a higher threshold on the date meter.
The Sims will get of additional time for reaching Good Date, for Great Date, and for Dream Date, but nothing more thereafter.